Posts Tagged ‘Fat Trel’

Here’s the Trillectro Festival Lineup

Headlined by Detroit’s resident A$$ shaker Big Sean (pictured) and trap-and-bass meme phenomenon Baauer (of Harlem Shake fame), this year’s Trillectro lineup could possibly cause a small earthquake around its new venue, RFK Fairgrounds, on August 23.
Hip-hop trio of the moment Migos, whose 2013 single "Versace" easily challenges Big Sean for the most repetitive verse ever, will be providing [...]

The Breaks: This Week in DMV Hip-Hop

The first June installment of the Breaks features new videos from Beyond Modern and Shy Glizzy, a Logic interview with XXL magazine and a few local hip-hop shows this weekend. Oh, and Wale and Complex magazine finally made nice.
Wale and Complex Magazine Squash Their Beef
Following the phone call heard ‘round the Internet last December, the relationship [...]

Fat Trel Is Happy Because He’s “Rich As Fuck”

Fresh from performing with Rick Ross at Echostage last Friday, Fat Trel released a video for "Rich As Fuck" from his latest mixtape, Gleesh. The song, produced by All Star and featuring Trel’s best singing voice on the hook, has a summery vibe that goes unmatched by the concert- and studio-footage-heavy video. That doesn’t stop [...]

The Trouble With Fat Trel’s Semen-Centric Cover Art

I’m partial to rappers who know how to self-deprecate. Lil’ Wayne embraces his stature; Ol’ Dirty Bastard knew he was a creep. In an art form frequently powered by braggadocio, a little real-talk is refreshing.
So I’ve been poised to love Fat Trel from the start. His moniker rings true—Trel’s carrying a few extra, heavily tattooed [...]

Listen: Fat Trel, Gleesh

When Fat Trel buried speculation last fall by officially signing with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group, the questions began rolling in. How would the signing influence the D.C. rapper’s music? Would the move finally catapult Trel into stardom, making him D.C.’s next great rap hope? Anticipation for his first post-signing project mounted in the following months, [...]

Listen: Fat Trel “Too Much” and “How U Feel”

Fat Trel fans have been eager to hear a full project from their favorite goon since he inked a deal with MMG, and the D.C. rapper has responded with a steady stream of music in the lead-up to his next mixtape, Gleesh. On "Too Much," he reworks Drake’s earnest standout track of the same name [...]

Listen: Fat Trel and Wale Team Up for “In My Bag”

Following his signing to MMG, D.C. rapper Fat Trel has been picking up the pace lately. His latest offering, "In My Bag," features Trel and Wale embarking on a journey of self-indulgence. The labelmates trade a series of stunt-heavy, I-do-this-and-you-can't lyrics over an icy, hypnotic beat. If being in your proverbial bag is about dwelling deep [...]

Listen: Nooch and Fat Trel, “Too Many”

Last week, Nooch shared "Too Many," his collaboration with fellow D.C. rapper and recent MMG signee Fat Trel. The track is billed as the lead single from the Nooch’s upcoming project, Sophomore Slump, though it also appeared on last year’s Rookie Season mixtape. Regardless, "Too Many" demonstrates the 18-year-old’s impressive mic presence. Despite his youth, Nooch [...]

Fat Trel Will Steal Your Girlfriend at Ben’s Chili Bowl

D.C. rapper Fat Trel delivered the video for "She Fell in Love" earlier this week, his first single since joining Rick Ross' imprint—and the MMG influence is strong, both in the track and the Dre Films-directed video.
Bookended by advertisements for Ross' upcoming album, Mastermind, the video features Trel at his most tender, finding love at [...]

Listen: Remix of Wale’s “Clappers”

It looks like Wale has stuck to his promise to concern himself with his fans and music as opposed to critics. On Monday, he released the remix to The Gifted’s strip-club anthem, "Clappers." Producer Hit-Boy reworked the beat, and Wale recruits his MMG boss Rick Ross, new labelmate Fat Trel, and rising sensation Young Thug for a [...]